Chieftain (Big Chief) at Adam Forepaugh Circus

† Chieftain (Big Chief)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 4 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 1888-12-17
Death reason: euthanised: by strangulation, choked to death by two elephants Basil and Bismark
Location:Adam Forepaugh Circus
ArrivedAdam Forepaugh Circus 1886-00-00
from Barnum and London Circus
Barnum and London Circus 1881-00-00
from Cooper and Bailey Circus
Cooper and Bailey Circus 1878-00-00
from Howes Great London Circus, Hippodrome, and Sangers English Menagerie
Born: wild Sri Lanka
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 1 babies

  1. (F) 1882-02-02 -- † 1886-04-11 Bridgeport (Punk, America), SSP nr: 6
Document updated2009-11-14
From the Ceylon-import 1871.

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